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. obviously the situation in syria is deteriorated since then. we have been extensively engaged with the international community as well as regional powers to help the opposition. we've committed to hundreds of millions of dollars of humanitarian aid to help folks inside of syria and outside of syria. we are constantly consulting with the opposition how they can get organized so that they're not splintered and divided in the face of the onslaught from the assad regime. we are, in very close contact with countries like turkey and jordan, that immediately border syria and have an impact and obviously israel which is having already grave concerns as we do about, for example, movements of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere and that could have an impact not just within syria but on the region as a whole. i'm encouraged to see that the syrian opposition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they have had in the past. we're going to be talking to them, my envoys will be traveling to various meetings that are going to be taking place with
there been weakening or lessening of their relationship? >> absolutely and syria has driven a wedge between iran and hamas and hezbollah and hamas, back in the outside government in syria and hamas fighting with the -- is not as strong as it was a couple years ago. dagen: why now? is it all about the israeli election? >> 750 rockets fired into israel, there was growing concern in those communities about the security threats but it is close to an election. we thought four years ago close to an election where hamas attacks provoke israeli response. we should look at 2008 and how this could play out? dagen: the bush administration was hands of. can we expect the same from the obama administration? >> will be important to watch. will. administration in 2008, you could handle the situation however you see fit and the international community weighed in for a cease-fire. we haven't had a lot of statements out of washington yet. we had statements from the british government. very interesting to see statements that obama makes on this. dagen: any idea how long this lasts? even though there might not
the subject of the same subject as syria becoming more -- speculation for example the united states is going to get more involved and give arms directly to the syrians. that is another part of this. >> if you look at the entire middle east in 18 months we have gone from a stable pro-american middle east and unstable chaotic and many cases anti-american middle east. syria is one of the few countries in the world you don't worry about being too powerful too week because it fits with a par -- [talking over each other] connell: give arms to the people fighting the syrian government? >> give them arms and they could be used against you. what the united states should do is first of all provide humanitarian assistance. a lot of refugees. those refugees, it is a tragedy but they moving to the neighboring countries and spread, the other thing we could do is work with the rebels. are there any groups in the rebel groups that are pro-democracy? those rebels, this is not george washington at valley forge. these are not necessarily people who want to establish a democracy and rights of all individuals. d
of the posture of the white house. we have to take care of iran first. as syria goes, so goes iran. we missed one hell back of an opportunity in 2009 to bring that then you cut a deal with the palestinians. cheryl: thank you very much for standing by in helping us cover the breaking news. i do want to let our viewers know we are just seeing a release from the white house that president obama did call benjamin netanyahu to express his appreciation for the efforts to work with the new egyptian government to achieve a sustainable cease-fire. president obama did get on the phone with benjamin netanyahu of israel today. let's go and see how oil was affected by the breaking news. sandra smith, what are you looking at? sandra: there was an immediate reaction in the trading pits. we had been higher on the session, but, of course, oil plunged on this news. we saw oil hit the low of the session. $86.37 a barrel. that fella did not last on that news. now, it is right around 86.60. it is not being sustained. traders say it will take a lot more than that for that risk premium to be pulled out of the oil and g
be for defense, not creating a no-fly zone in syria. syrian rebels have called for a no-fly zone following the continued airstrike. and new developments in the search for possible new york city serial killer. the fbi and n.y.p.d. now looking for four potential witnesses after they respond on surveillance cameras around the area. the three victims were all middle eastern shopkeepers. those are your headlines. back to lori and melissa. melissa: president obama may not want anything to do with simpson-bowles, but some members of congress do. charlie gasparino on the behind the scenes effort played by the debt reduction partner covert the dreaded fiscal cliff. >> we should point out that they're meeting with legislative groups to craft a potential deal. going to numbers of congress to say here is what we think you should do, here is how it should work. here's the problem, this deal, whatever is being done here is basically being held by fairly y tightly by the leadership. republicans, nancy pelosi and reid on the democrat side. very little involvement with anybody else. that is the one thing t
refuses to work in protest of morsi's decree. >>> win car bomb blasts reported in syria claiming 34 lives in a damascus suburb in an area known to be loyal to president assad. the two parked cars detonated after people were going to work, the second explosion five minutes later apparently designed for those helping to help those hurt by the first bomb. >>> iran's naval commander will soon hold drills and send a fleet of warships to the mediterranean and the atlantic. those are the headlines. back to ashley. ashley: fox's patti ann browne, thank you so much for that. appreciate it. >> thank you. tracy: it is a battle of the teen retailers today as some of the major brand report earnings. which companies should you add to your portfolio heading into the christmas season, those fickle teenagers? sandra smith following big movers today. sandy, i don't know how you keep track of them. >> they might be fickle but they're spending some dough out there. earnings coming from the teen retailers. they're opening their wallets and spending. aeropostale, for example, this is one of the cheaper, less e
the hour, i am lauren green with your fox news minute. a car bombing in syria today. state media says the bomber targeted -- an autopsy is set to take place on a boy that was killed after falling into an exhibit of wild dogs at the pittsburgh zoo yesterday. the boy's mother put him on top of the railing and was immediately attacked. at the east coast, the cleanup after hurricane sandy. parts of the region are bracing for a nor'easter. the storm could hit new york and new jersey area wednesday with rain, cold temperatures and wind gusts. those are your news headlines on the fox business network. i am lauren green. now back to connell. connell: launching an investigation into post- sandy price gouging. he says he received hundreds of consumer complaints. according to the attorney general this includes the price of gasoline, but also home repair companies that are involved in the repair efforts. dagen: there over 16 working days left for congress until the fiscal cliff hits. that is when tax cuts expire and speaker john boehner is kick in. expecting a temporary pass. former congressman,
syria disappeared from the internet. the first countrywide internet blackout. they are blaming the government and they are saying terrorists is responsible. >> president obama is having lunch with mitt romney. the cameras did catch a glimpse of the former republican governor arriving earlier. the white house sit-down is the first face-to-face since the election back on november 6th. governor romney met with his former running mate as well, congressman paul ryan. that happened earlier. those are the headlines right now here in the fox newsroom. back to tracy. tracy: jamie colby, thank you very much. >> reporter: you're welcome. tracy: oil poised to snap a three legs losing streak amid growing hopes that congress and the president can reach an agreement. maybe they know something we don't and potentially avoid the fiscal cliff. sandra smith has details in today's trade. they will think they will get it done, what? >> that's correct. the markets can tell us a lot of things and the markets are telling us maybe a deal will get done. look at the crude oil market up 2%. hear is the we
in the middle east than this. we have the situation between iraq and israel, syria, turkey, everything frankly heading for destabilization. it is frightening. thank you very much, former congressman as well. thank you for coming on the show. dennis: a rather monumental failure by industry and government. 11 days after superstorm sandy left town and new york imposing alternate day rationing as gas lines grow at the pump. what is wrong with this picture? adam shapiro joins us from a manhattan gas station. >> drivers will tell you what is wrong is they can't get-but first a live picture of the line at 45th street down to 38th st.. is only a 30 minute wait. it was 10 to 15 minutes about two hours ago but more drivers have shown up but they are steadily going into the station and some video shows you how long the line is. these new restrictions put in place by the bloomberg administration because of the hour upon hour long lines that motorists deal with not only in new york city in manhattan but long island. according to the administration something like 70% of the gas stations in all of the five b
from syria. an open area near a different post. soldiers then launched tank shells confirming direct hits. some syrians were injured during the conflict. authorities are still trying to figure out what caused the massive explosion in indianapolis that killed two people over the weekend. if forced to other people from that area. at least two dozen homes damaged by flying debris. the affects of sandy lingers tens of thousands still without any power. frustrated residents there. protesting the long island power authority saying it is unacceptable. they should have 99% power restored by tomorrow. back to connell. connell: a big decision coming for the president. he will have to pick a new treasury secretary. that decision, whoever he picks to replace tim geithner, it could tell us a lot about him. the president and ceo at the american thinker association joins us now. former clinton chief of staff or -- >> since i do not have a choice, i do not think i can speculate. those are good names. simpson had a lot of similar ideas two hours. jack lu is a very capable person as well. the senate w
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